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Theobalds Park College

A Grade II* Listed Building in Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6892 / 51°41'21"N

Longitude: -0.0557 / 0°3'20"W

OS Eastings: 534492

OS Northings: 200724

OS Grid: TL344007

Mapcode National: GBR HY.2MP

Mapcode Global: VHGQ1.ZSDY

Plus Code: 9C3XMWQV+MP

Entry Name: Theobalds Park College

Listing Date: 11 June 1954

Last Amended: 8 November 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348341

English Heritage Legacy ID: 157263

Location: Goffs Oak, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN7

County: Hertfordshire

District: Broxbourne

Electoral Ward/Division: Goffs Oak

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Cheshunt

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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(north east side)
Waltham Cross
Theobalds Park College
(formerly listed as Middlesex
County Council Secondary School
TL 30SW : 4/41 11.6.54 (Formerly Theobalds Park Hotel)


1763 for George Prescott, extended N and S by the Meux family in
early and late C19. Red brick, Portland stone dressings, slate
roofs. 3 storeys. 5-window W entrance front with slightly
projecting pedimented centre having balustraded 1-storey portico
and 1st floor Venetian windows. Modillioned cornice, parapet.
Forward-curving 1 storey colonades to small outer wings with
brick modillioned cornices and pediments facing courtyard. E
garden elevation with full height canted window bay and Gd floor
and 1st floor flanking Venetian windows. Balustraded parapet and
bracketed cornice continuous with N and S, 4-window, early C19
additions, which have large Gd floor Venetian windows with paired
Greek Ionic columns. Further 4-window late C19 extensions on N
with similar details; S end has 5-stage French Renaissance style
square tower with banded stone courses, 4th and 5th floors with
applied pilasters and shell headed windows. Terracotta frieze and
stone balustrading.

Interior has good entrance hall on W side, divided by Venetian
screens with Adam style detail. Grotesque painted central
ceiling, semicircular staircase on N. E centre room with very
gocd, reused, early-C17 arcaded panelling with Corinthian half
columns, foliate ornament and figured console brackets. N room
on E front has rich early-C19 deep coffered-octagonal plan ceiling.
(Pevrsner (1977)).

Listing NGR: TL3449200724

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